Photo of Main Hall on the University of Montana campus in Missoula with the ‘M’ of Mount Sentinel in the background. In 2006, I graduated U of M with a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in Ecology and minoring in Art History and Criticism. Whenever I wasn’t busy studying, I found time to explore the mountains and trails, take photos and become inspired by Nature. I began writing poetry based on my photos and outdoor excursions, and in 2007, I self-published my first book of poetry and photography, Nostalgia, Naturally. This week’s photo challenge re-affirmed how photography provided the impetus for my love of letters and writing poetry.